What do you need to know about aftermarket fairings?

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If you are going to spend $500-$1000 on your new fairings, better spend 2 mins to read this article.

Somethings about the aftermarket fairings.

We won't brag how good our products are, how terrible about our competitor’s products. We will tell the truth and let every rider have their own choices. Don't waste money, and spend on the correct place.

There are two types of aftermarket fairings.

1. Injection Moulding Fairings (New and popular models)

Basically, all injection aftermarket fairings are same quality. They are made by same ABS Plastic material. As we know, at least 80% of the aftermarket fairings are manufactured and supplied by one same company called ZXMT. (As you can see from inside of fairing panels)

The difference is the painting quality, packing and after-sales service.

2. Pressure Moulding Fairings (Old motorcycle models)

For some unpopular model of fairings, you can find these fairings but they are made by Pressure moulding fairings.

For this type of fairings, they probably made by different factory. Of course, the quality and fitment are varied neither. 


Installation and Fitment about two types of fairings.

Please don’t worry about the fitment of Injection fairings. Because they are basically perfect fitment, there will be some details that you can fix before you install them. (Tap and clips), mainly fitment is guaranteed.

If you cannot install your fairings correctly, better check your motorcycle frame, or find the reasons from your original fairings.

If you are trying to install a pressure moulding fairings perfectly, you will need some handy skills, otherwise go get a motorcycle mechanic to help you.

To be honest, the aftermarket fairings are definitely not as great as OEM fairings. OEM fairing kit set are always best, and absolutely perfect fitment and perfect paint job.

Any seller who is saying their aftermarket fairings are same or better than OEM fairing kits, please stay away from this seller.

Paint and Decals
Paint and decals will never be as accurate as an OEM factory kit, due to the way an aftermarket fairing kit is produced. Paint colour codes used in a typical OEM factory ( Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, etc) are not possible to produce accurately due to the way colours are represented on various computer screens. A second issue is that paint codes vary across different paint systems and the factory where we have our kits produced will mix paint to our own approximate OEM colours. The only way to guarantee an exact colour match would be to buy OEM factory panels or have a local paint shop match the colours and decals directly to other existing parts on your bike.

Decals are produced aftermarket and the colours and placement of decals may not be an exact match to your OEM factory decals. Placement of decals is done by hand by a very experienced team, but this means that each kit will be unique as decal placement is not ‘mm’ perfect during production.

Overview of Aftermarket Fairing Kits
Overall aftermarket fairing kits are very good value for money and the fit and finish is good enough for most people to be happy with them. We must consider that most aftermarket fairing kits are sold for less than $900aud painted, decaled, ready to fit to your bike and delivered to your door.

For most of us an aftermarket fairing kit represents an alternative to expensive factory fairing panels. An aftermarket fairing kit is also an alternative to expensive repairs, paint and decals if we accidentally drop or damage our motorbike.

An aftermarket fairing kit is cheap insurance in the advent of a minor drop or slide where your motorcycles fairing panels become damaged. For me personally I always remove the OEM panels from my own motorbikes and fit an aftermarket set of fairings. I do this so that if I do damage the motorbike, I have the choice of repairing the bike myself or contacting my insurance company where I risk the bike being written off.

It’s also ideal as I have a perfect set of factory fairing panels that I can fit to my bike when I eventually sell the motorbike for maximum resale value.

From Bruce, oz motorcycle fairings.


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